You will be given a series of yes or no questions that assess your strengths and weaknesses on ten core characteristics that relate to your ability to perform in the Zone. You must be honest if you want a true assessment. Your score will be computated and given to you on a histogram that will allow you to reference where you are strong and where may need help. Good luck, enjoy the test and remember there is no right or wrong answer. The test will take approximately 4 minutes to complete.
Do you find that the energy of your desire is often wasted?
Are you able to reframe a situation and make it more positive?
Can you say that occasionally when you perform you sometimes feel like you are in a dream?
Are you easily able to block out distractions when you are competing?
Would you say that the vast majority of the time you are able to experience your sport/performance as enjoyable?
Are you always comparing yourself to others?
Do you occasionally find that you aren't fully prepared for a performance?
Do you often feel that you are better than your competitors?
When you are working toward a goal do you always keep that goal in the forefront of your mind?
Do you spend a substantial amount of time thinking, dreaming or daydreaming about what you want to accomplish?
Does your performance often dictate how you feel about yourself as a human being?
Are you someone who "wills" themselves to accomplish things?
Would you or your competitors describe you as someone who approaches your training for your sport more conventionally rather than uniquely?
Do you become easily distracted by irrelevant thoughts when you are performing?
Do you worry a lot about making mistakes?
Does your confidence substantially improve after each successful performance?
When you compete are you often self-conscious?
Does the glass seem half empty more than it does seem half full?
During performance do sensations like pain or discomfort go away?
During or after competition situations do you have a tendency to catastrophize (make things seem worse)?
Are you consistently able to tap into energy within yourself that allows you to work harder than others?
Do you often feel that your dreams are what drive your ambitions in life?
Would you describe yourself as someone who constantly seeks new knowledge?
Are you someone who brings up past positive experiences as you get ready to perform?
Are you mostly motivated by the desire to see how good you can be?
Is it hard to take responsibility for your own errors during a performance or competition?
Is it hard to talk yourself into thinking and believing that you can accomplish your goal?
In reference to your preparation for competition, if you had to answer the question are you either trained or untrained - could you say without reservation that " I am trained"?
Is the praise of others a very important motivator for you?
Are you the type to pull an all-night study session the night before a test?
On a regular basis do you or have you often played games imagining yourself accomplishing your greatest goals?
Are you always looking for new ways to improve?
Do you have less fun as the competition becomes more intense?
Do you primarily compete for glory and fame?
Do you feel you practice until the last minute trying to catch up and be better prepared before a competition?
In your sport is it very difficult to attain what you desire?
Are you more comfortable staying with the same training regiment?
Do you have a hard time controlling your emotions?
Do you experience playing under pressure as a privilege?
Do you rarely see yourself accomplishing great things?
Please note: This preliminary psychometric tool's validity and reliability has not yet been established.